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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

blane.bramble Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (300 comments)

Rubbish. Everyone knows the future is WoMF(*)

* Windows on MainFrames

about two weeks ago

Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

blane.bramble Re:Cynically I expect (151 comments)

Space-port must always be passed to the left, just the same as Earth-port

about two weeks ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

blane.bramble Re:Disclaimer? (346 comments)

You are incorrect. The email may be mis-addressed, but you are still the intended recipient of that email, as given by the fact the email envelope has you as the recipient. You therefore have a legally acceptable record that that individual email was sent directly to you.

about a month ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

blane.bramble Re:Disclaimer? (346 comments)

I've also seen a creditable argument that because the disclaimer is at the end of the email, and you would have to read the email and therefore all of it's content before reading the disclaimer that warns you not to, that they are particularly worthless.

about a month ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

blane.bramble Re:Disclaimer? (346 comments)

The problem with that is, is if was sent to your email address, you are the intended recipient.

about a month ago

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

blane.bramble Re:So CentOS will be out in 2016? (231 comments)

You are missing the whole point - the idea is that throughout the 7.x release the glibc (/ other software) version will not change, so in 10 years time your *current* software investment will still work, rather than being force to upgrade. Stability means not changing what is deployed *now* in the future. For many deployments this is crucial. If you do not need this form of long-term software stack stability, then, yes, RedHat is not for you - however there is no point criticising RedHat for a policy that is deliberately enforced for a good reason.

about a month and a half ago

Western Digital 'MyCloud' Is Down 5 Days and Counting

blane.bramble Re:whats the surprise again? (127 comments)

You need to bring the power back online so you can close the door locks to the server room and prevent the velociraptors from getting it. They may have worked out how to use door handles by now.

about 4 months ago

Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose 'Internet Kill Switch'

blane.bramble Re:Anyone notice the irony ?? (228 comments)

Will the response be: 505 - kill switch not found ?

about 8 months ago

Researchers Dare AI Experts To Crack New GOTCHA Password Scheme

blane.bramble Re:You've gotta be kidding me (169 comments)

That is the whole point I believe - as part of the process *you* name the ink blots that were generated for you. Then next time you log in you match them back up.

about 9 months ago

Brazil Announces Secure Email To Counter US Spying

blane.bramble Re:Good Luck With That (165 comments)

Nah, they'll just use one of those encryption breaking machines that matches the key one digit at a time on a big display.

about 9 months ago

Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

blane.bramble Re: Better plots? (1029 comments)

Or assembler.

1 year,6 days

Radiohead's Thom Yorke Pulls Albums From Spotify In Protest of Low Royalties

blane.bramble Re:Nice graph (301 comments)

Unless, of course, many more people click play who would never have bought the track, kind of like they were using Spotify like a personalised radio service.

1 year,12 days

MasterCard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers

blane.bramble Re:Lets play politics (353 comments)

Private Interconnection Environment

Let them tell the world you can't use Visa or Mastercard to buy PIEs

1 year,25 days

Yahoo Puts AltaVista To Death

blane.bramble Re:AltaVista (176 comments)

Ahh, AltaVista, Gopher, the original Keeper Of Lists. Back when the web was young and more interesting.

about a year ago

China Criticizes US For Making Weapon Plans Steal-able, Alleges Attacks From US

blane.bramble Re:um? (209 comments)

Sounds like perfect ones to me - read, write and execute everyone except himself and his group.

about a year ago

Google Maps Used To Find Tax Cheats

blane.bramble Re:But of course they do! (174 comments)

If the top 10% own more than 90% of the wealth, then yes, this is unfair. Simple economics. No need to swear about it.

about a year ago

First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal

blane.bramble Re:Their country, their rules (204 comments)

No, surely he made a one-to-one video call, which the BBC then broadcast. He did not broadcast anything.

about a year ago



UK Government rules Inteligent Design not Science

blane.bramble blane.bramble writes  |  more than 7 years ago

blane.bramble (133160) writes "The Register is reporting that there is no place in the science curriculum for Inteligent Design and that it can not be taught as science. The UK Government has stated that "The Government is aware that a number of concerns have been raised in the media and elsewhere as to whether creationism and intelligent design have a place in science lessons. The Government is clear that creationism and intelligent design are not part of the science National Curriculum programmes of study and should not be taught as science.""
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